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Despite the challenges pork producers faced in the last year, with processing plants enduring temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, som…

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card. The cards will be sent out as part of vaccination kits from Operation Warp Speed, which is an effort by several U.S. government components and public partnerships to facilitate the development, manufactu…

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For the second year in a row, the second largest event to take place at the Steele County Fairgrounds has canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota and Le Sueur County is continuing to ramp up as the state recently announced 35,000 new doses of vaccine this week for people ages 65 and up. Locally, Le Sueur County has expanded vaccinations for law enforcement and school staff.

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After working out a few remaining details at a Tuesday Board of Commissioners meeting, Rice County released application forms for its latest round of business assistance on Friday. The county received about $1.3 million to distribute.

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After working out a few remaining details at a Tuesday Board of Commissioners meeting, Rice County released application forms for its latest round of business assistance on Friday, Jan. 15. The county received about $1.3 million to distribute.

Vice President Mike Pence announces the election of President and Vice President as he officiates a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm Electoral College votes at the Capitol, early Thursday, Jan 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Vice President Mike Pence, bottom left, talks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with Pence's chief of staff Marc Short after the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the n…

Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., top center, arrive along with other senators for a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the electoral votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (A…

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After a heated election that failed to significantly alter its composition, Minnesota’s Legislature returns to work Tuesday with a budget to write and plenty of other pressing issues to tackle. A couple of new legislators will be there to represent the St. Peter and Le Sueur County areas.

Vice President Mike Pence announces the election of President and Vice President as he officiates a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm Electoral College votes at the Capitol, early Thursday, Jan 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Vice President Mike Pence, bottom left, talks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with Pence's chief of staff Marc Short after the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the n…

Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., top center, arrive along with other senators for a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the electoral votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (A…

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After a heated election that failed to significantly alter its composition, Minnesota’s Legislature returns to work Tuesday with a budget to write and plenty of other pressing issues to tackle. A couple of new legislators will be there to represent the St. Peter and Le Sueur County areas.